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Yaakov Bar-Shalom

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor &
Marianne E. Klewin Endowed Professor in Engineering
Office: ITE 351
Phone: (860) 486-4823
Email: ybs@engr.uconn.edu

 

 

Education:

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Technion (Israel), 1963
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Technion (Israel), 1967
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 1970

Research Interests:
Bayesian Estimation Theory with application to remote sensing and information theoretic methods for combination of data from multiple sources.

Memberships:

  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • President of ISIF for 2000 and 2002
  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Recent Publications:
Archival Technical Journal Publications:

  • H. Chen, T. Kirubarajan and Y. Bar-Shalom, ” Tracking of Spawning Targets with Multiple Finite Resolution Sensors “, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, AES-44(1):2-14, Jan. 2008.
  • W. Blanding, P. Willett, Y. Bar-Shalom and R. Lynch, ” Offline and Real Time Methods for ML-PDA Track Validation “, IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, 55(5):1994-2006, May 2007.
  • A. Isaac, P. Willett and Y. Bar-Shalom, ” MCMC Methods for Tracking Two Closely Spaced Targets Using Monopulse Radar Channel Signals “, IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, 1(3):221-229, June 2007.
  • E. Bashan, A. J. Weiss and Y. Bar-Shalom, ” Estimation Near Zero Information Points: Angle of Arrival Near the Endfire “, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, 43(4):1250-1264, Oct. 2007.
  • W. Blanding, P. Willett, Y. Bar-Shalom and R. Lynch, ” Directed Subspace Search ML-PDA with Application to Active Sonar Tracking “, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems}, 44(1):201-216, Jan. 2008.
  • X. Zhang, P.K. Willett and Y. Bar-Shalom, ” Uniform vs. Nonuniform Sampling When Tracking in Clutter “, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, AES-42(2):388-400, April 2006.
  • X. Lin and Y. Bar-Shalom, ” Multisensor Target Tracking Performance with Bias Compensation “, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, 42(3):1139-1149, July 20068. Also in Proc. SPIE Conf. Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets, #5913-34, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom, S. S. Blackman and R. J. Fitzgerald, ” The Dimensionless Score Function for Measurement to Track Association “, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, 43(1):392-400, Jan. 2007. Also in Proc. SPIE Conf. Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets, #5913-50, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom and Huimin Chen, ” Track-to-Track Association for Tracks with Features and Attributes “, J. of Advances in Information Fusion, 2(1):49-59, June 2007. Also in Proc. SPIE Conf. Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets, #5913-43, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom and H. Chen, ” Multisensor Track-to-Track Association for Tracks with Dependent Errors “, J. of Advances in Information Fusion, 1(1):3-15, July 2006. Also in Proc. 43rd IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, Nassau, Bahamas, Dec. 2004.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom, X. Zhang, P. K. Willett and I. Segall, ” Applications of Level Crossing Theory to Intervisibility – To Be Seen or Not To Be Seen?, ” , IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, ES-41(3):840–852, July 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom, T. Kirubarajan, and C. Gokberk, “Tracking with Classification-Aided Multiframe Data Association, ” IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, AES-41(3):868–878, July 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom, X. D. Lin and T. Kirubarajan, ” Multisensor-Multitarget Bias Estimation for General Asynchronous Sensors, ” IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, AES-41(3):899–921, July 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom, L. Lin and T. Kirubarajan,” Pursuer Identification and Time-to-Go Estimation Using Passive Measurements from an Evader, ” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Electronic Systems, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 190-204, January, 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom and H. Chen, ” IMM Estimator with Out-of-Sequence Measurements, ” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Electronic Systems, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 90-98, January, 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom, L. Kaplan and A. Sinha, ” Comments on Maximum Likelihood Angle Extractor for Two Closely Spaced Targets, ” , IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Electronic Systems, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 383-384, January, 2005.
  • Y. Bar-Shalom, Z. Wang, A. Sinha and P. K. Willett,” Angle Estimation for Two Unresolved Targets with Monopulse Radar, ” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace Electronic Systems, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 998-1019, July, 2004.
  • Conference Proceedings & Other Publications:
  • ” Multisensor Management and Fusion Algorithms for Target Tracking, ” (with M. Kalandros, L. Trajlovic and L. Pao), Proceedings of the 2004 Automatic Control Conference, July, 2004.
  • ” Multisensor Track-to-Track Association for Tracks with Dependent Errors, ” (with H. Chen), Proceedings of the 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nassau, Bahamas, December, 2004.
  • ” Autonomous Ground Target Tracking by Multiple Cooperative UAVs, ” Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March, 2005.
  • ” Covert Sonar Tracking, ” (with W. Blanding and P. K. Willett), Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March, 2005.
  • ” The Dimensionless Score Function for Measurement to Track Association, ” (with S. S. Blackman and R. J. Fitzgerald), Proceedings of the ONR/GTRI Workshop on Tracking, Maui, HI, June, 2005.

Other Publications:

  • Y. Bar­Shalom, T. Kirubarajan, and X. D. Lin, Probabilistic Data Assocition Techniques, IEEE Systems Magazine, 2004.
  • X. D. Lin, Y. Bar­Shalom and T. Kirubarajan, Bias Estimation without A Priori Association, Proc. SPIE Conf. Signal and Data Processing, San Diego, CA, August 2003.
  • A. Sinha, Y. Bar­Shalom, W. D. Blair and T. Kirubarajan, Measurement Extraction in the Presence of Sea­Surface Multipath, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, AES­39(2):550–567, April 2003.
  • H. Chen, T. Kirubarajan and Y. Bar­Shalom, Performance Limits of Centralized Estimation, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, 39(2):386– 400, April 2003.
  • X. Zhang, P.K. Willett and Y. Bar­Shalom, A Dynamic Posterior Crame­Rao Lower Bound Target Tracking in Clutter, Proc.40th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NV, Dec. 2002.
  • P. Willett, R. Niu and Y. Bar­Shalom, Integration of Bayesian Detection, IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, 49(1):17–29, Jan. 2001.
  • A. Sinha, T. Kirubarajan and Y. Bar­Shalom, Maximum Likelihood Angle Extractor, IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electronic Systems, 38(1):183–203, Jan. 2002.
  • T. Kirubarajan, H. Chen and Y. Bar­Shalom, Parameter Estimation and the CRLB with Uncertain Origin Measurements, Methodology and Computing in Applied Probability, 3(4):387–410, Dec. 2001.
  • R. Niu, P.K. Willett and Y. Bar­Shalom, Matrix CRLB Scaling Due to Measurements of Uncertain Origin, IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, 49(7):1325–1335, July 2001.
  • Y. Bar­Shalom, X. R. Li and T. Kirubarajan, Estimation with Applications, J. Wiley and Sons, 2001.
  • H. Wang, T. Kirubarajan, Y. Li and Y. Bar­Shalom, Advanced Estimation and Optimization for Air Traffic Control, Perspectives in Control: Theory and Applications, (D. Normand­Cyrot, ed.) Springer, 1998.
  • L. Campo, Y. Bar­Shalom and X. R. Li, Control of Discrete­Time Hybrid Stochastic Systems, International Series on Advances in Control and Dynamic Systems, vol. 76, (C.T. Leondes, ed.), Academic Press, 1996.

Active Research Projects:

” Network Level Association of Kinematic and Attribute Information. “

” Multisensor Surveillance and Tracking for BMD. “

” Estimation for Networked Systems. “

” Data Association and Consistent Tracking. “

Professional Activities:

  • Chair, Journal of Advances in Information Fusion (official journal of ISIF) Steering Committee. 
  • Vice-President for Publications of ISIF for 2004.
  • Elected Member, Board of Directors, International Society for Information Fusion (1998-2005). 
  • Chair and Session Organizer, 2005 IEEE Aerospace Conference. 
  • Session Chair, 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nassau, Bahamas, December, 2004. 
  • Member, Department of Defense Single Integrated Air Picture Task Force (2003-2008).
  • Member, IEEE AESS Technical Panel for Sensor Data Processing Systems.

Presentations:

  • ” Multisensor-Multitarget Bias Estimation for General Asynchronous Sensors, ” (with X. D. Lin and T. Kirubarajan), AFOSR Workshop on Information Fusion, August, 2004.
  • Short Course ” Target Tracking, ” presented at the Department of Defense JSSEO, March, 2005.
  • Short Course NATO RTA, Ankara, Turkey, May, 2005.

Keynote/Plenary Talks:

  • ” Target Tracking and Data Fusion: How to Get the Most Out of Your Sensors, ” The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Distinguished Lecture given to the Long Island, New York IEEE Section, October 4, 2004.
  • ” Target Tracking and Data Fusion: How to Get the Most Out of Your Sensors, ” The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Distinguished Lecture given to the Ankara, Turkey IEEE Section, May, 2005.
  • ” Target Tracking and Data Fusion: How to Get the Most Out of Your Sensors, ” NATO Lecture given to the Turkish Air Force Research Center, May, 2005
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